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We wish to thank you all for your on-going support of the Quebec Life Coalition and its mission of defending faith, family and life, from conception until natural death.

Your prayers, your donations, and your words & deeds all foster a culture of life furthering Our Lord’s commandment to love, to change hearts.

Sacred Scripture

Changing hearts is at the core of our faith tradition. In the Old Testament we read, “I (the Lord) will give you a new heart, and breathe a new spirit into you; I will take away from your breasts those hearts that are hard as stone, and give you human hearts instead.” (Ez, 36:26)

The New Testament announces the gifts that the Spirit supplies us with to carry out this work.

“(4) … there are different kinds of gifts, though it is the same Spirit who gives them, … (8) One learns to speak with wisdom, by the power of the Spirit, another to speak with knowledge, with the same Spirit for his rule; (9) one, through the same Spirit, is given faith; another, through the same Spirit, powers of healing; (10) one can perform miracles, one can prophesy, another can test the spirit of the prophets; one can speak in different tongues, another can interpret the tongues; (11) but all this is the work of the one and the same Spirit, who distributes his gifts as he will to each severally. – 1 Corinthians 12

The Importance of the Father

Father’s Day is upon us, Sunday, June 17, 2018, and these tools are vital to the station of fatherhood.

Vital because an often cited reason why women choose abortion is related to the father.

For example, over a ten-day period two years ago, I received six phone calls from women asking for our help because they were being coerced to abort the child they were carrying and in three of these instances it was the father of the child doing the coercing.

These incidents are not isolated. This past April, I received a call from a young woman who left Gatineau to seek refuge at a friend’s place in Montreal-North so as to avoid the father of the child she bore because he too was pressuring her to abort.

Fortunately, in this latter case, a friend offered sanctuary, permitting the young woman the time to establish herself on a more secure footing and to continue with the pregnancy.

If only all such cases ended so well.

Fatherhood is an important determinant in the viability of the unborn.

Author and psychologist Dr. G.C. Dilsaver observes that fathers learn that “it is only by imitating Our Lord’s headship over His Church, that men can lead their families to become what God intended, and empower them to resist the threats of secular culture.”

Writer Steve Skojec recognizes that left unto ourselves, men are inadequate creatures to care for their families: “… like so many men of my generation, I don’t really know how to be a man, much less a good husband and father. I have a God-given authority over my family that I’m pretty terrible at using well. And there’s something about having to look it up on the Internet that seems to defeat the purpose.”

Skojec has come to see the importance of humbling oneself and to pursue wisdom by speaking to other men, known and respected, and draw on resources “in hopes of finding good advice.”

As Father’s Day approaches we pray that this day stirs men to the material and spiritual roles they are called to be as husbands and fathers in the lives and welfare of their families.

Yours for Life,


Brian Jenkins, Vice-President


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Revisiting the Supreme Court

I am writing these words the day after the March for Life in Ottawa, Thursday, May 10, 2018. It was a great success, with nearly 15,000 people having braved the rainy weather.

The day began with several Masses, including at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, at St. Patrick's Basilica, and, according to the extraordinary form, at St. Clement church which I attended.

At the conclusion of the Mass at Saint Clement, some thirty of us processed with a six foot cross, from the church to Parliament Hill while reciting the rosary and other prayers. Honouring Our Saviour and re-enacting a Christian tradition dating back to the seventh century, we – men, and women, and children, traveled through the lower town section of Ottawa and into the busy Byward market area in full witness to commuters, homeless, lunchtimers, and locals.

At around noon, and after a picnic in Major’s Hill Park, sis near the Parliamentary grounds and along the Rideau Canal, we joined the crowds gathering in large numbers on the Hill.

Among the participants, we were pleased to see sisters from the Mater Dei congregation having come from the diocese of Saint-Jérôme and attending their very first march. Their presence this day was meaningful. A recent incident involving the support of a woman in a crisis pregnancy spurred the community and a few of their supporters to charter a bus the week prior to the march. Grace was at work as no sooner had they begun to advertise the pilgrimage that half of the 56-seat coach was filled!

A familiar participant was the dynamic contingent from the diocese of Sherbrooke. Laypeople working with religious from the men’s Missionaries of the Gospel once again filled a bus, allowing for boarding in Granby on the way to Ottawa and back. This group coordinated a gathering on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada – see below.

Finally, a charter from Quebec City attended this year thanks to Quebec Life Coalition’s own Mario Richard. Almost single-handedly and working from our Montreal office, Mario was able to fill a bus of pilgrims-for-the-day. Nineteen of the twenty-one seats of the Quebec City coach were filled and there had been three last minute cancellations! Further, Mario endured not only two five-hour trips in a single day (Quebec City to Ottawa an back), but also traveled to Quebec City the eve and back to Montreal the day-after. Quite a testimony of stamina and dedication! Thanks, Mario.

We were blessed by the presence of dedicated pro-life dignitaries including many bishops, five of whom were from Quebec including Cardinal Lacroix of Quebec and Archbishop Lépine of Montreal, and politicians, such as Conservative MP the Hon. Harold Albrecht.

On the Hill, I took the opportunity to bring our petition of nearly 5,000 names against the unfair discrimination of Prime Minister Trudeau and his party against pro-lifers and Christians of Canada. As you know, the Prime Minister is relentless in his hostility towards believers and pro-lifers to the point of excluding these from his caucus.

In December, his government made it mandatory for all organizations wishing to obtain government grants to hire students during the summer, to sign a statement that they agreed with the abortion, the "Gay Marriage" and the "transgenderism."

After the march and at 3 pm, many gathered on the Hill to hear the testimony of post-abortive women and men, while a second group of us, nearly a hundred met on the grounds of the Supreme Court of Canada, a few steps west of Parliament, for a short presentation on issues of faith, family, and life, from conception to natural death.

At the conclusion of the latter it was time to board our buses and return to Montreal.

So once again we were able to send a strong message to the men and women in power: "You have a duty to promote faith, family and life. You must protect the weakest, especially the unborn children who are victims of abortion and the vulnerable people targeted by euthanasia! "

Throughout the day, we broadcast live events on our Facebook page. You can watch the videos by visiting

Yours for Life,


Georges Buscemi, President

p.s. The organization of this day would not have been possible without you. Through your generous donations, you help us educate our fellow citizens and politicians.


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A Special Announcement

Blessed Feast Day!

I write to you on the Feast Day of the Annunciation.

March 25 is generally the day reserved for this feast, the solemn day when the Blessed Virgin Mary is greeted by an angel and professes her faith in God by saying yes to become the mother of God and Our Lord becoming incarnate, a full nine months before Christmas.


However, exceptions do arise. For example, when March 25 falls between Palm Sunday and Divine Mercy Sunday, a fifteen-day period, then the solemn feast is displaced to the earliest date following this interval.

This year March 25 occurred on Palm Sunday and as the earliest day for the celebration of the Annunciation is today, Monday, April 9, 2018, we celebrate it today.

Today is a day for rejoicing!

I and long-time QLC supporter Charlotte commemorated this day in a special manner—via prayer.

We met at an early mass and afterwards across the street from the former Morgentaler abortion facility we prayed. We spent close to thirty minutes reciting the rosary and other devotions, remembering the innocent lives lost in this building. We estimate close to 75,000 children were killed and many women maimed.

And yes women have been harmed by this unfortunately legal procedure.

Consider the testimony of former abortion provider Dr. Kathie Aultman, retired Ob/Gyn of 35 years:

I don’t believe a woman can remain unscathed after killing her child. At some point, usually after childbirth or the inability to get pregnant, the realization of what she did hit her. It was not until after I had my first child that I regretted my own abortion.

At the Quebec Life Coalition, we have been working at righting this wrong for the past 27 years.

During this time we have conducted 19 public prayer vigils for the end of abortion.

During this time, we have started a pregnancy support program including a residential program aimed at providing a sanctuary where women can carry out their pregnancy in a quiet and relaxed environment.


During this time, we have organized pilgrimages to Ottawa once a year—the National March for Life, so our elected members of Parliament know that abortion in our land is not in our Creator’s plan of abundant life.


Our efforts do not end there. Educational programs about the importance of life have been initiated via a Christian and pro-life apologetics courses and daily news updates on our Web site (, the latter regularly reaching nearly 30,000 internet users a month.

With your support, we are achieving this goal of righting a wrong.

Yet, lest we forget that our ultimate success is measured solely on how faithful we remain to God’s will for us daily. As we travel through the Easter season, please pray that we remain always align with the divine will, so that faith, family and life will flourish in Quebec.


Brian Jenkins

Outreach Coordinator

Quebec Life Coalition


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Resurrecting Quebec

Blessed Easter Greetings!

Lent is almost over, Easter is upon us. This is the time of the year when we celebrate the central event in human history, the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

But is it not hard to celebrate knowing the current state of affairs in Quebec? More than 30,000 abortions a year, hundreds, if not thousands, of euthanasia victims, broken families, children bereft of clear guidance exposed to twisted curricula such as the Ethics and Religious Culture course or the new “sex education” course which will be implemented this fall…

And what about the Faith in Quebec? This land formerly populated by believers and sanctified by the sacrifices of its saints is today like a devastated vineyard. The percentage of those regularly attending Sunday mass has dropped to below 5%.

So is Easter but a secret kept in the depths of our heart, giving us hope that at the end of our earthly life, we will see the Promised Land?

No, I believe that Easter is more than that, that God wishes to be even more generous with us.

I believe that together as a movement we are called to do something beautiful in the name of God. I think he wants us to act on his behalf, to resurrect Quebec.

God knows that our movement, Quebec Life Coalition, is humble in size. In fact he likes that way. He wants us to be “pathetic” in the eyes of the world, so that his work through us will be all the more miraculous. He expects us to be completely docile in his hands, ready to do His will in all things.

He expects us to focus on Him alone, depending on Him alone, so as to operate a sign that “will scatter the proud of heart” and “cast down the mighty from their thrones” (Luke 1: 51).

God abhors abortion, this murder of unborn children. He hates this neutral and faithless school system that undermines the souls of students and deprives them of clear guidance. He hates euthanasia, that is, suicide encouraged by the state. And he is sad to see a people wither due to a lack of faith.

Yet he’s waiting for us—he’s waiting for our movement! He wants us to do what we can, in all humility and realism.

  • He wants to see us alone in the wind and rain during the 40 days for life, our twice-yearly prayer vigils near abortion facilities.
  • He wants us to give Christian and pro-life apologetics courses to a handful of people at a time.
  • He wants us to publish news updates on our Web site ( regularly reaching nearly 30,000 internet users a month, albeit only a tiny fraction of what the mainstream media are reaching.
  • He wants us to march in Ottawa against abortion under the sometimes hostile gaze of downtown workers and the contemptuous mass media.
  • Finally, he wants us to care for needy pregnant women who seek our help, either through our toll-free phone line or via our pregnancy care centre.

God is waiting for us! He wants to make Easter not only a feast of his Resurrection, but also a feast of the resurrection of a people that many think is decimated, depressed, moribund and without a future.

Is not our movement called “Quebec Life?” Do we not want Quebec to be reborn, to have life, both material and spiritual, in abundance?

Not for one moment do I doubt that God loves the people of Quebec. Yet, he awaits the humble and complete submission of our movement to his project. Remember the parable of the mustard seed?

As we approach Easter, I thank you for your generosity towards our movement. Pray that the Quebec Life Coalition will always align itself with the divine will, so that faith, family and life will flourish in Quebec.


Georges Buscemi, 



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Prayers for the Prime Minister

Lent begins in less than a week - Wednesday, February 14, 2018, and this 40-day preparation for the Easter feast of the Our Lord’s Redemption is being bolstered by two branches of government, albeit unwittingly, fomenting this spirit of preparation.

The Judicial Branch

First, an Ontario court has re-incarcerated one of Canada’ finest citizens – Ms. Mary Wagner.


Mary is that pro-life heroine who peacefully enters abortion facilities offering a single red rose to the women waiting to abort their child, sharing a word about the gift of life.

Each rose comes with a card with the words “You can keep your baby. Love will find a way”.

This past December 8, 2017, Mary entered the Toronto Women’s Care Clinic shortly after 9 a.m. Toronto police were called around 10:30 a.m. and within 30 minutes two officers were seen dragging her out.

Ms. Wagner was charged with one count of mischief and two breach of probation. And as she refuses to pay the bail bond because doing so would oblige her to stay away from the abortion facility, something she cannot do in right conscience, she remains in detention until trial which may take several months.

Her incarceration has gained international attention as peaceful protests against her arrest outside Canadian embassies in both the US and Poland have occurred.


The Executive Office

Our Prime Minister continues to impose his pro-abortion policies on Canadians.


Justin Trudeau’s most recent foist is obliging employers wishing to hire a student over the summer as part of the Canadian Summer Student Program to check off a box on the application form stating that they support abortion.

This amounts to an infraction on the charter right of freedom of religion.

Other policy changes which the Trudeau government favouring abortion since taking power in 2014 include:

  • June 2014 – Mr. Trudeau makes it clear that no pro-life person will be admitted as a candidate in the Liberal Party of Canada;
  • March 2016 – Trudeau government pressures Prince Edward Island government to begin offering abortions on-island;
  • March 2017 – Mr. Trudeau announces $650 million to promote “sexual and reproductive rights” in developing countries, earmarking $241 million specifically to abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International.

These anti-life policies are in addition to other Trudeau policies and laws which go against respecting end of life, religious freedom, and conscience rights.

Lenten Observance

As Ash Wednesday is February 14, 2018, and the start of Lent, Roman Catholics throughout the world don ashes as a sign of our nothingness before God, reminding ourselves of our call to deeper humility and penance in this great Season.

As our political leaders have unwittingly contributed to our reflections and devotion, imposing themselves upon right living, we are strengthened by the coming of Our Lord’s Redemption and remember them in our prayers of expiation.

Let us rouse ourselves and prepare for the spiritual battle.


Brian Jenkins

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A Beacon in the Darkness

Blessed New Year greetings.

I trust the Christmas period was both restful and peaceful for you and those near to you.

I took a week off from work, enjoying time with family, friends and a brief visit to Quebec City.

The season of peace, and the Prince of peace, was short lived, as on returning to work I was reminded of the battle ranging in our world.

On my very first day back, two women called our crisis pregnancy phone number asking how to abort their unborn child. And, within a few days, two other calls asking the same were received.

Your on-going support helps us maintain a link (both by phone and by internet) to these and other women so that the message of life-giving alternatives and concrete support become known.

Two of the callers were adamant about their decision to abort; no wiggle room.

The other two, on the other hand, offered slim possibilities. These listened to our offer of support. Please pray that our words softened their hearts and saved their unborn child.

The Problem of Evil

Ending abortion in Quebec seems like a herculean task.

Yet as people of faith we believe in the impossible, and act accordingly – with charity.

Nonetheless, we may wonder why is God not doing more to end the evil of abortion, permitting it and other evil acts to occur? Could it be that He is not all-powerful? … nor all-loving?

The presence of evil has bothered many over the centuries, even right to this day. Suffering, injustice, and death are all clearly seen, daily, in our families, in the news.

Why does God permit evil? The short answer is not God but we are the agents of evil deeds, wreaking havoc on one another, by our misguided choices.

Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains evil with a simple enough example: one person striking another with a stone. He says that what God has created is good – mineral, vegetable, and animal; see Genesis chapter 1. The stone, the hand as part of God’s creation are good in themselves.

Evil enters the picture via the decisions and the actions we do. Returning to Mr. Kreeft’s example, deciding to strike another with a stone and carrying through with that decision are evil.

“I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do…”

Kreeft’s statement reminds me of the Confiteor, that prayer we recite at every Eucharistic liturgy, a segment of which noted above.

Our misguided free will commits reprehensible acts.

Why, then, did God grant us free will if the possibility of misusing it exists? Why does God not prevent our evil deeds?

Kreeft likens God to a parent not interfering with a child suffering to learn a school lesson. You and I, our lesson is in freedom to love and choose good, building His kingdom. Unlike marionettes and the like, human beings are active not passive agents, participating in God’s creation doing good and combatting the evils of death, suffering, and injustice, wherever and whenever these appear.

With your support, we will continue to receive calls and emails from women living precarious situations so as to present life-affirming ways and building a culture of life.

On behalf of the entire Quebec Life Coalition family, I wish you Blessed 2018!


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P.S. Your on-going support means a lot to us as we are able to add programs and people to championing the life of the unborn. Thanks for your help.


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Being Grateful

As we enter more fully into this holiday period, I recently took the opportunity to take stock of my life and was surprised by a strong feeling of gratitude.

I am grateful to God for my wife and my four boys, for my benevolent parents, for my health (apart from stubborn case of sinusitis ...).

I am also particularly grateful to God for having encouraged you, our benefactors, with great generosity, a generosity that provides me the invaluable gift of freedom.

Georges_.PNGMy wife, my peers agree that I must be among the freest men in Quebec, and this is largely due to your generosity. Let me explain.

Suppose you are a politician, and you publicly state that abortion is an evil and every effort must be made to reduce it. Your fate is predictable – out you go.

If you are a teacher and object to the ethics and religious culture course or the new so-called "sex education" course, get ready to be rebuffed and possibly fired.

In the event that you are a psychiatrist or psychologist, and you give the opinion – along with evidence to support your claim - that homosexuality in some people could possibly be reversed, your career is at risk. Are you a social worker who publicly states that children benefit greatly from having a father and a mother at home? You will most likely be looking for another job.

Would you have a prestigious job as a senior public official, if you were seen outside praying for the end of the abortion, sign in hand? Unlikely.

In fact, for the public servant or the employee of a large corporation, for the director of an organization receiving government donations, or for the TV or radio star, freedom of speech is almost impossible because their financial security depends on a government or big corporations with a mundane anti-life, anti-family and anti-God spirit. Everyone feels so compelled to remain silent or utter the annoying politically correct clichés of our era.

On the other hand, your generosity allows me as well as my peers at the Quebec Life Coalition to tell the truths which others dare not.truths which others dare not.

Over the past year we have published hundreds of articles denouncing abortion, euthanasia, the deleterious effects of homosexual "marriage" on society. In November of this year I was interviewed on a radio talk show and expressed truths that would have gotten me fired from many jobs. Yet because of your generosity, you permit that in Quebec there is at least one organization that can time and time again speak out against the excesses of our time.

Gratitude and …

This feeling of gratitude, this freedom of speech that you allow us, is accompanied by a deep feeling of guilt: have I made the most of this freedom? Have I spoken enough, with enough frankness, skill, and vigor?

Until now we have neglected to express our message in places where many contemporaries gather, that is, on YouTube and other sites hosting online videos.

Yet, recently, we put an end to this lacuna, by rearranging my office into a studio, procuring equipment that will permit the production and editing of video films. You can see the results here:

Of course, none of this is possible except through God, who acts through you, encouraging you to give generously. And for that I thank Him, and I thank you.

On behalf of my family and the whole team of Quebec Life Coalition, I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Georges Buscemi, President
Quebec Life Coalition

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An Advent Plan

We are about to enter the advent season and might I suggest two mothers with child to pray and fast for?

Advent is that time of the year when the faithful are encouraged to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth into the world as the incarnate God of Love through prayer and fasting.

Mother_Child.jpegOn December 25th we welcome Him with joy and the four Sundays and weeks preceeding are used to prepare, for some via fasting and others shopping for gifts to dear and near ones.

I recently met an expectant mother who like the mother of Our Redeemer is experiencing obstacles concerning the livelihood of her child and who, again like Mary, is confiding these and herself to God.

Mary faced a jealous king, Herod, intent on killing her child.

Our contemporary mother faces a similar threat.

This woman’s physician is pressuring her to abort her 3 month old as an ultrasound revealed unusual findings in both the child’s intestinal tract and head.

Further, as this latter news was not bad enough, the same physician reinforced his message of destruction by suggesting that if she were to allow the child to be born, it would undergo suffering and an early death.

Yet like our blessed mother, this present-day mother decided to commend herself and her child into the loving and reliable hands of our Lord.

And Our Lord has been quick to respond. First, a close friend has supported her during this ordeal, in prayer and with sage advice.

Next an internet search led her to us and since contacting us, we have been helping her find a new physician, one who will safeguard the wellbeing of her and her child.

An Advent Plan

Aid to women, political action, and education, wedded in prayer, are components that we at the Quebec Life Coalition, with your support, are using to destroy the beast which is abortion.

Here are other examples. On Saturday, November 4, 2017, over 35 persons met in Montreal to discuss the political structures that undermine the culture of life in both our province and country. Four speakers and a plenary session focussed upon concrete actions that may be taken to influence the forthcoming elections – in 2018 provincially and the following year, federally.

The very next day, we concluded a 40 day prayer vigil for the end of abortion. On the streets of Montreal, we prayed and fasted daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in plain sight of Montrealers and others who travel along the busy intersections, offering education about the pro-life message to persons interested and willing to stop to talk with us about the issue of abortion.

Aid to women, political action, and education, are the concrete ways we are engaged at defeating abortion, all the while petitioning our Creator via prayer and fasting.

Thank you for your on-going support at building up a culture of life.

Wishing you all a blessed advent preparation,

Yours in Christ Jesus,


Brian Jenkins

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Day 1 Turnaround

This past Wednesday, September 27, we began our twice annual 40 day prayer vigil for the end of abortion and God was with us.

First, the prayer vigil runs through to Sunday, November 5 and like the springtime vigil, we are at two locations. Weekdays, we may be found near the intersection of Berri and St-Catherine streets, the hub of the abortion industry in Montreal and the province, with no fewer than five abortion facilities in the area. And weekends we are in the more tranquil location of Lahaie Park, across the street from former location of the Morgentaler facility where upwards of 60 000 unborn children died during its 20+ years of operation.

Freedom of Expression

Within the first week of the vigil two remarkable stories emerged.

One came in the form of a letter to the editor.

A commuter irate with our peaceful prayerful presence on her daily commute wrote a shaming letter which a Montreal daily published.

I won’t dwell on the contents of the letter, leaving the interest reader to peruse this letter on their own.

Rather, I wish to note the responses which the letter garnered. Remarkably, seven of the ten respondents took issue with the letter writer.

For example, one respondent wrote: “The people of UQAM, this ‘high place of knowledge and militancy’ do not like freedom of expression. It seems intolerable that such a message (the prayer vigil) is addressed, the author says. …. I find it intolerable to read her text in the morning! How does she dare to think otherwise than I do?"

Day 1 Saved Child

More remarkable than this unusual show of support occurred on the very first day of the vigil.

A friend called me to say that a pregnant woman whom she and I had been accompanying had decided to cancel the appointment scheduled for the next day with the abortionist. (On Day 22, I received confirmation that the pregnancy was continuing and how the mother was overjoyed with her decision.)

Maria2.PNGOpposite is a three-year who also was spared the deadly fate of abortion.

On October 17, 2017, I attended her birthday party with family and friends.

At the spring 2014 vigil, her mother arrived at the abortion facility and on seeing a friend and me came over to speak. The ensuing conversation helped her decide to cancel her appointment and the result is obvious – a joy filled youngster who enjoys dancing!

We are into the second half of the forty day prayer for the end of abortion. In solidarity with those of us on the streets, you can easily participate.

Consider joining us, weekdays at the corner of St-Catherine and Berri streets and weekends at Lahaie Park - 30 St. Joseph Blvd. east. Both days we will be present from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Consider joining us wherever you may be. Jesus frequently made time to connect with His Heavenly Father. You can do the same. At home, in an adoration chapel, or wherever the spirit leads you, Our heavenly Father is ever ready to sit down with you.

Thank you for your on-going support for building a culture of life.

Yours in Christ Jesus,
Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

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Lying, Loving and Praying

Have you ever been lied to?

As we all have been lied to, so too we have lied.

A recent incident moves me to ask the question. This past Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Quebec Life Coalition coordinated a Pilgrimage for Life – a walk through the streets of Montreal, starting early and continuing through until early afternoon, travelling 12 km, visiting seven holy shrines and seven abortion sites.

Little did we know that a “Judas” was among us!

A journalist for the Journal de Montréal described himself as such, more for sensational reasons I suspect than historical accuracy, as the disciple who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

(I think the journalist is referring to Judas Iscariot rather than the lesser known Thaddeus-Judas as little is known of the latter other than being the brother of the apostle James.)

I learned of his deception a few days after the pilgrimage had occurred as “Judas” reported upon his incognito participation in a blog post on the Montreal daily’s website.

I won’t dwell on the contents of the web report, but rather our response.

What Would Jesus Do?

In addition to the Ten Commandments, we are guided by Jesus's words and deeds. At the final supper, after having washed the feet of his disciples and Judas off on his infamous errand, Jesus tells us:

34 I have a new commandment to give you, that you are to love one another; that your love for one another is to be like the love I have borne you. 35 The mark by which all men will know you for my disciples will be the love you bear one another. (John13)

Our Lord orders us to respond to life’s circumstances in the same manner that he would – with love.

Love accompanied by Prayer

In addition to the command to love, Christ fosters prayer.

Not a few times, we read that he went off to pray, on his own or with his disciples.

22 As soon as this was done (feeding the five thousand), he prevailed upon his disciples to take ship and cross to the other side before him, leaving him to send the multitudes home. 23 When he had finished sending them home, he went up by himself on to the hill-side, to pray there; twilight had come, and he remained there alone. (Matthew 14)

40-days-for-life.jpgAs we are about to begin a forty day prayer for the end of abortion, consider joining us in prayer.

Join us on the streets of Montreal from Wednesday September 27 to November 5. Weekdays we will be at the epicentre of the abortion industry in Montreal and Quebec – the corner of St-Catherine and Berri streets. And weekends we will be at Lahaie Park, across the street of the site of the former Morgentaler abortion facility - 30 St. Joseph Blvd. east. Both days we will be present from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us wherever you are. Jesus found a secluded “hill-side” to connect with His Heavenly Father. You can do the same at home, in an adoration chapel, or wherever the spirit leads you.

Then, beware for amazing things will happen. “21 It was while all the people were being baptized that Jesus was baptized too, and stood there praying. Suddenly heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form, like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased. (Luke 3)

Our Lord will hear us and respond.

Thank you for your on-going support for building up a culture of life.

Yours in Christ Jesus,

Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

P.S. Have you considered becoming a monthly donor? A steady source of revenue, however small, represents an important affirmation about the work that we do !


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